21- Territorial Conflict

21- Territorial Conflict - Territorial Conflict 4-15-08 I....

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Territorial Conflict 4-15-08 I. The Democrats- held power up until the Civil War a. Northern: urban dwellers; wanted slavery contained b. Southern: slave holders; wanted slavery expanded c. Fugitive Slave Act: led to anti-slavery groups of people who had not actually seen slavery before “Personal Liberty Laws”: a person was a member of a community and would be protected by other community members (people were resisting slave catchers) d. Harriet Beecher Stowe: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”- gave a strong message that slavery was wrong; banned in the South e. Franklin Pierce: elected president in 1862 pushed for foreign policy (to detract from domestic issues); concentrated on countries that border US on the South (wanted to add Cuba as a slave state, but funding was blocked) William Walker invaded Nicaragua to take it as a slave state II. Kansas/Nebraska- part of original LA Purchase a. People would vote to be free or slave, so abolitionists and pro-slavery
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